Monday Mystery

Monday Mystery!

Can you identify the play from which this quote is taken?

And, for I know thou’rt full of love and honesty,
And weigh’st thy words before thou givest them breath,
Therefore these stops of thine fright me the more:
For such things in a false disloyal knave
Are tricks of custom, but in a man that’s just
They are close delations, working from the heart
That passion cannot rule.”

For bonus points, can you identify the characters in the scene?

Monday Mystery

Hello Shakespeare fans!

As we gear up for our upcoming production of Hamlet, I thought I would post something from the play. So, who can identify the speaker of this quote?

“This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”

Be sure to book your tickets for Hamlet! Show runs Dec. 2nd – 6th, tickets are $15 and can be booked at http://www.shakespeareinaction.org or by calling 416-703-4881.

See you soon!

Monday Mystery!

Good morning everyone.   I absolutely love Shakespeare’s History Plays, and after watching the fantastic BBC series – The Hollow Crown over the weekend,  I wanted to make this week’s Monday Mystery about the Histories!

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Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

From what History Play does this famous line come from?

 

Image: Public domain Clip Art –

http://www.wpclipart.com/recreation/party/crown_with_jewels.png.html

By Linda Nicoll

Monday Mystery – Shakespeare word game!

Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to this week’s round of Monday Mystery. Fill in the missing letters from the following Shakespeare quotes:

  1. _a_ _  is  _oul…
  2. _ _he_l_   (a play)
  3. A d_ _h fit for the gods.

Once you’ve figured out the letters, unscramble them to reveal a famous Shakespeare text!
(Hint: it’s two words long)

Monday Mystery – Earth Day edition

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Happy Earth Day, everyone! Shakespeare’s works have no shortage of mentions to the natural world. From weather patterns and ocean currents, to a wide classification of flora and fauna….the Bard could’ve been a budding naturalist! Take a gander at today’s nature-related Monday Mystery:

“When daisies pied and violets blue
And lady-smocks all silver-white
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight.”

Which play is this quote taken from?

a) A Midsummer Night’s Dream
b) Love’s Labour’s Lost
c) Romeo and Juliet
d) Hamlet

(Bonus points if you can identify the speaker as well!)

Until next time,
Vineeta